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Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard at a checkpoint in the village of Malinivka, east of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A monk blesses a Pro-Russian activist outside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A monk blesses a Pro-Russian activist outside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A monk blesses a Pro-Russian activist outside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian security force officer is deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers walk past a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Ukrainian security force officers are deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers are deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian security force officers are deployed at a checkpoint set on fire and left by pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk, eastern Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A pro-Russian man stands on barricades outside the Mariupol town hall, East Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A pro-Russian man stands on barricades outside the Mariupol town hall, East Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

A pro-Russian man stands on barricades outside the Mariupol town hall, East Ukraine April 24, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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